Saudi's Food Products Gains Most in More Than Six Weeks on Profit

Food Products Co. advanced the most in more than six weeks after the Saudi Arabian company that produces and packages foods said second-quarter profit increased almost seven-fold.

The shares surged 7.8 percent, the most since May 29, to 17.20 riyals at 11:44 a.m. in Riyadh.

Net income rose to 12 million riyals ($3.2 million) from 1.8 million riyals the year earlier, according to a company statement on the Saudi bourse.

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